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Sentence Correction: Subject Verb Agreement - Verb Precedes Subject

The following sentence contains a Subject Verb Agreement error. Which of the answer choices corrects this?

Between the two mountains, lie a small village.

Incorrect.

This answer choice is identical to the original sentence, which, as stated, contains a Subject verb agreement error.

Good job! The verb lies comes before the subject a small village. Whether the verb comes before or after, it must still agree with the subject.

Correct! Is this a singular or plural subject?

Right. The subject is singular, so the verb should also be singular.

Is the verb lie singular or plural?

Correct! This is the problem with this answer choice: the singular subject village disagrees with the plural verb lie.

Adding -s to a verb makes it singular (John lies, Jane lies, the dog lies). Thus, lie is plural (John and Jane lie). Thus, the singular subject village disagrees with the plural verb lie.

Village is singular. The plural is villages

Since the subject village is singular, the verb should also be singular.

The subject of the sentence is village.

Is village a singular subject or a plural subject?

Incorrect - this answer choice still commits the same Subject verb agreement error.

What is the subject of the sentence?

The correct answer is answer choice 3.

What is the subject of the sentence?

Between the two mountains, lie a small village
Between the two mountains, a small village lie
Between the two mountains, lies a small village

I don't know

singular
plural
Singular
Plural
Singular
Plural
mountain
village

I don't know

mountains
village

I don't know